July 6, 2005

DNA Article in TIME, July 11, 2005

This is the first genealogy related DNA article that I have read in any of the "news" magazines that we receive at our household. It is a good, but very basic article that expounds on the success of one individual who determined that he was partly of Melungeon descent. It also somewhat explains why Oprah cannot be Zulu.

Click on the above link to read the article.


  1. Connie Coffey Dorsey2:16 AM

    I am a descendant of Edward Coffey and Anne Powell, and I was interested in reading the DNA article. However, I wasn't willing to pay for it (they wanted a credit card payment just to read the article). I would like to know how you were able to get DNA from the ancestor that you thought was Coffey but turned out to have been adopted. I also wanted to see what info you had posted on Edward Coffey & descendants, but I couldn't access that site.
    I had never heard of a Coffey Cousins convention. Where could I find out more about it? Is it for all Coffeys or just your Coffey branch?

  2. Information concerning the Coffey Cousins' Convention, as well as access to the Edward Coffey information can be found at:


    The DNA test sample came from me, not my ancestor. The Y chromosome is passed from father to son, and with some exception remains the same from generation to generation. Read more about it at www.ftdna.com.


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